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Ruby5 Roundup - Episode 500

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Lynn and I are back after a longer-than-normal break to being you the latest news in the Ruby and Rails communities. Here is a quick roundup of what's new in this episode of the Ruby5 podcast.




Greenscreen.io is a new open source project from Groupon that lets you command the Chromecasts on your network via a handy web interface. It is easy to set up and has lots of cool options. If you have some TVs in your office, you can easily turn them into anything you want with this little node.js app!

Onboarding Junior Developers


As more and more people graduate from boot camps, more and more of our ranks are filled with junior developers. This blog post from NineFold provides and overview and commentary of a great conference talk given on the topic.

10 Skills to Make You a Better Rubyist


We need to know quite a bit beyond programming to be successful professionals in this industry. This blog post from AmberBit is great for junior devs wondering where to get started.

Adding a Staging Environment to Rails


This blog post talks about how to set up a staging environment to test changes before pushing to prod. He has some good tips in here, most notably how to override email delivery in staging. Nothing worse than accidentally inviting real users to your volatile staging environment!

Absolutes as an AntiPattern


I never want to hear you talk in absolutes! This post from Brandon Hilkert talks about the use of absolutes when discussing software and why you shouldn't.

So that's it for this episode of Ruby5. If you haven't already, subscribe to the podcast and keep yourself up to date. Thanks for listening!

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